MEMORANDUM FOR U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE
ADMINISTRATOR, U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
COMMANDER, U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND
COMMANDING GENERAL, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ
Government Agencies Cannot Fully Identify Projects Financed with Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Funds (SIGIR 13-006)
We are providing this draft report for your information and use. The report discusses our efforts to assess the extent to which federal agencies can identify projects financed with relief and reconstruction funds from 2003 through September 30, 2012. We performed this work as a nonaudit evaluation in accordance with our mission to provide independent oversight of programs and operations funded with amounts appropriated or otherwise made available for the reconstruction of Iraq, and for recommendations on related policies designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse. This work was conducted as SIGIR Project 1205.
We received official comments from from the Department of State and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which are included in Appendix D and Appendix E, respectively. We also received technical comments which we incorporated as appropriate.
We appreciate the courtesies extended to the SIGIR staff. For additional information on the report, please contact F. James Shafer, Assistant Inspector General for Audits (Washington, D.C.) (703) 604-0894/ email@example.com, or Robert Pelletier, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits (Washington, DC), (703) 604-1387/ Robert.l.Pelletier12.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. Inspector General
March 6, 2013
Table of Contents
Background 1 Prior SIGIR Reports Identified Weaknesses in Relief and Reconstruction Agencies’ Iraq
Reconstruction Records Objective
Gaps in Agency Records Prevented SIGIR From Identifying How All Appropriated Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Funds Were Used